Raccoons might look like cute little masked bandits, but you absolutely do not want them to think that your house is theirs. These animals are not just located in the country. You can find them in the suburbs and the city. They tend to congregate where there is a good food source, so one of the best ways to get rid of raccoons is to make sure that your trash is off-limits.
- Keep your trash raccoon-free by making sure that the lids to your bins fit properly. If your lids are not securely closed, raccoons will see your trash as a buffet for them.
- Use motion detecting lights to keep raccoons out of your lawn. As naturally shy nocturnal animals, raccoons prefer places where they can find some privacy.
- Set up sprinklers to keep raccoons away. Like many wild animals, raccoons do not like getting wet. Sprinklers will tell them to go somewhere else. They will also help your lawn stay beautiful and green.
If your yard is raccoon-free, there is a good chance that your attic will be also. Make sure that you put up barriers to keep these animals at bay. In addition to the steps outlined above, you can also keep your yard free of clutter. Raccoons will take any opportunity to make nests in private places. Keeping your lawn manicured and watered, and your garbage cans securely sealed will go light years to protecting you from a raccoon infestation.
Protect Your Attic
Raccoons love attics because they are warm, private and predator-free. They are the perfect place for raccoons to make their nests. This further complicates the problem because new raccoon mothers can be very dangerous and protective of their young.
Raccoons can really damage your attic. They will eat through wires, damage foundational beams and defecate in your home. If you have an infestation, it is best to call the professionals and have them humanely take care of the problem. Ontario has strict laws regarding wildlife, and you cannot harm or kill raccoons while trying to get rid of them. Additionally, you can’t trap them for extended periods of time.
Raccoons will look for inroads into your attic. They will see broken or damaged shingles as an open invitation to crawl into the attic. If you have structural damage from wear and tear or environmental causes, you might have a crack or hole that an opportunistic raccoon can crawl into. Make sure that there are no openings in your roof, the sides of your house, or your gutters that would allow raccoons to enter your home. Additionally, you can further deter them by sprinkling mothballs in the attic. Raccoons don’t like the smell of mothballs and will avoid that location.
Sometimes despite your best efforts, you find that you have an infestation. It’s better to call the professionals at the first sign. Raccoons can be removed quickly and humanely, and our professional removal services in Cambridge will make sure that their entry and exit holes are plugged up so no more raccoons can enter: 226-778-2056